Saturday, September 5, 2015

Back to School Tablescape

In many areas, it is the season of Back to School. Here, school starts on the Tuesday after the Labour Day Weekend.  With that in mind, I created this themed tablescape.

Perhaps, it will inspire you to make the transition of back to school a bit more fun with a meal at a similar table.

My inspiration for this table began with this lettered table runner I found at a cute shop while on vacation.
The centerpiece started with this burlap sack full of faux green apples.
On one side, I added this cute chalkboard easel from Michael's
and on the other side, I placed this ampersand sign on top of some books.
Sunflowers and some common school supplies were scattered amongst these items.
Green, white and black dishes on a brown woven-look charger make up each place setting.

These numbered (1-4) pocket placemats (which also fold into napkins) worked wonderfully for this school themed table.
(from a unique shop on one of our travels this summer)
I placed a pen, pencil and notepad in the pocket. I found the tiny chalkboards-on-sticks at the Dollar Store.  I only printed letters on them but they'd work great as placecards.
I embellished these plastic green cups with ruler stickers (also from Dollar Store).
Coordinating green handled flatware was tied with ribbon.

I added these lettered blocks (DS again) to the ribbon.
Sunflower tealight holders (Partylite years ago) created a cozy glow at each place setting.
Do you have children going back to school?
Do you think creating a Back to School tablescape for breakfast or an evening meal might help make the transition from casual summer holiday mode to orderly school routine easier?
Hope you'll stop back soon to check out my next post where I'll highlight what is on the coordinated sideboard behind the table.

Here's hoping your house is a little quieter with the children back at school and you'll have more time for checking out blogs  :)
Thanks for visiting!
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Sundays Down Under at Natasha in Oz
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Table It at Rustic & Refined
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The Scoop at Stone Gable
Inspire Me Tuesdays at A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesday at Our Home at Our Home Away From Home
Tutorials & Tips at Home Stories A to Z
Talented Tuesdays at Home Remedies
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Sizzle into Summer at DIY by Design
Share Your Style at Northern Nesting
What's It Wednesdays at Ivy & Elephants
Thursday Favorite Things at Surroundings by Debi
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Five Star Frugal at A Tray of Bliss
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Creative Ways at Posed Perfection
Foodie Friday & Everything Else at Rattlebridge Farm
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Weekend Retreat at AKA Design
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  1. How cute and clever. Love the fall colors and your theme is perfect for the kiddos. Love the green flatware and your added fun element. No kiddos here....just the grands when they visit. Happy Sunday.

  2. This table is so cute! I'm a RETIRED teacher (!) but would have loved to wake up or come home to a meal the first day of school set like this!

  3. Love the Back to School Tablescape, especially the table runner with all of the letters of the alphabet! Our schools start back tomorrow, as well and your table gives good inspiration for dinner tonight! Thanks for sharing.

  4. I always enjoy your tablescapes! They are so creative and I have taken many great ideas from what you show! As a retired teacher, I use lots of apples during the month of September in my home and this is a great way to do a table!

  5. You are one of my favorites, I love your attention to detail, I aspire to be like you;)

  6. Really cute back to school table. You didn't miss a detail.
    I'm a retired elementary teacher, so "back to school" is something I had lots of experience with. Ha!
    I think any child would find this table delightful and fun for celebrating a new school year.

  7. This is a great table setting. How did you get such great lettering on your linens? Love those.
    Thanks for visiting me at MyKentuckyLiving.

  8. This is such an adorable and clever table. Bet your kids and hubby loved it.
    What a nice treat and celebration for Back to school.........Loved it.
    blessings for a wonderful school year,

  9. What a great idea! Your centerpiece is wonderful and love the plates.

  10. I Love the way you tied everything together with the blackboards (large and small) for your back to school table. The sunflowers and the apples remind me that fall is around the corner. Have a wonderful weekend..... Candy

    PS: Your sideboard is just lovely with the tall vases of sunflowers and the mix of greens and black. Love the lanterns and the cloche, love it all!!

  11. Lori, what a great celebration of back to school! Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frugal this week. Love, Mimi xxx


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